Guess what folks...
I found it! I found my dress today! It was even below what I was budgeting, and off the rack- just like I needed it to be :) God is so good! My family and I were all praying pretty hard today about finding what I needed/wanted, and God answered!
Mom and I went dress shopping today after my Dr's appointment and we ended up going to just two stores. The first store was great... it was my first time ever trying on a wedding dress (or any kind of "fancy dress"!) and the girl had a ton of fun picking dresses for me because I only had a vague idea of what I wanted. The only unfortunate thing was that she was having me try on $1300 dresses that I really liked, but obviously could NOT afford! We left having picked out 2 that I liked, but didn't make any promises of purchasing them.
Then we moved on to another store just down the road and had another great service experience. This time, I didn't try on as many dresses, but had a better idea of what I liked and didn't like. This place had WAY better prices and I was really impressed! I would recommend Theresa's bridal salon to anyone in a heartbeat! I only tried on about 5 or 6 dresses there, and I actually ended up choosing the very first one I tried on.
I really, really like it!! You have no idea how bad I want to post a picture of it but I can't!... it's torture!
It is really neat to see how God is providing for us and taking care of all the details I so easily get worried about. We've set Riverton Gospel Chapel as the location for the ceremony and things are just falling into place! We don't have a lot of money, but God is providing for us! (both in the way of people giving generous gifts and getting things on sale or less than we were expecting!)
So... with less than 3 months to go now, I'm getting more and more excited every day! What I love is that it's not just 3 months away from the wedding, but I'm 3 months away from spending nearly every day of the rest of my life with my best friend! (who happens to be the man of my dreams!) I am so blessed. SO blessed...